When you write a book, you have to expect reviews
Rockstar Review: Steven P. Hamm
published by Genius Books in October
I have pictures in it from when I was the first Wings Tour (Wings Over Europe)photographer way back in 72′, when we all had hair and I an mustache.
First I got a name, “Sir Duke”. Why? I happened to be listening to Stevie when I thought of writing it.
Unfortunately (but really fortunately) you may never hear her sing live again.
While, admittedly, how far is a fourteen year old gonna go? Perhaps a little further than this.
About a year ago, there was a column on here where a teenage girl like myself could write about anything that’s not related to music. (I believe I wrote a vegan post, and a couple others…) Regardless, I’m going to start doing that again.
He gripes allot in his new book (from all accounts) and well decades and decades later does anyone really want to hear the sobbing of a former band great? Not really. Most people want to hear about the antics and mechanics of ‘classic’ bands
Aunt Jannie took people in for so many years that her house probably would’ve felt empty without stray bodies on every spare bit of furniture. Jannie’s heart – her original heart – was a good and giving thing, even though her life had fossilized pain around the outside.’
Joe Nick Patoski's “The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America.” Reviewed
Whether the subject is western swing music, barbeque, or water conservation, Patoski has the Lone Star State covered like a blanket.
Today, I spend my weekends writing and sleeping! I guess that’s what happens when you grow old! But still, I do steal time for some reading over and above newspapers and rock mags. I just finished off Chuck Palahaniuk’s very funny and smart “Damned” and am in the midst of three rock books.
the book contains thousands of concert and tour photos from Kiss archives, especially from the early days of the band, but the price is humongous… the huge thing, which may just break your coffee table
given Presley’s state of mind while he was filming it, the concept of following a zombiefied Presley around for eternity while he lacklustly pursues love and success on his own terms, is actually kinda scary.
How music works? What a vast and ambitious subject! and the duo Byrne-Butler will talk about the book ‘in the context of their own personal and professional experiences as musicians and music lovers’.
His superb biography of Lennon, retelling the tale of the worling class/middle class boy from Liverpool who lead the greatest music group of all down until he was pointlessly murdered at the age of 40 and cemented his position of the greatest of them all.
'WE GOT POWER!': Hardcore Punk Scenes From 1980s Southern California’ A Book By David Markey And Jordan Schwartz,
This city has more tentacles than you can count, and you can never escape when you have found your little hole in Lost Angeles.
Call me crazy, but how can James Taylor’s got a friender have been so resolutely straight. The party pooper in L.A.’s drug infested Laurel Canyon rock and roll party, she retreated to Idaho. IDAHO??? With three kids?? That should make for some intensely weird reading but who am I to judge even if I would be the guy unconscious in the swimming pool if I’d had been her.
But what actually ended up happening was that hipsters in London thought, wow, this is amazing, and hipsters in Williamsburg and hipsters in Berlin were like, wow, this is cool. And meanwhile people in Birmingham were like, well, no, we kind of like whoever the big rap thing is. And you’re not UK hip-hop, mate, ‘cos it needs to sound American.”
Forgive me for sneering but I have no idea what there is left to be said about being a rock star. We are at the point where I myself could write it and I neither rock nor am I a star,
The experience taught him many things; first he discovered how playing music can be ecstatic. If listening to music can enhance your mood or be comforting (he called the iPod a self-medication for our generation), playing live is a totally different experience, a higher level of wonderfulness and a total thrill.
beside her insane rages, her daily Xanax-Adderall-Sonata-Abilify-sugar-cigarettes diet, her missed suicides, her failed let’s-start-a-fire accidents, and her never-ending let’s-put-the blame-on-others-for-my-miserable-life, Love basically is responsible of the death of two family pets
I’m listening to Kurt Vile as I wrote and I am not certain that is a good thing at all. “Music like scent has an immediate neuro pathway that can bypass your thinking brain and effect your emotional state.”
Real punks are a threat to the status quo, to corrupt governments and to multinational corporation
“Once, there was a poor black boy who grew up in New Orleans in the early years of the twentieth century…”
a tell all
takes you into the world these people inhabited
“whatever we are Bob Dylan or me, that is to try to write good romantic music but also reporting the news as we go along.”
Autumn takes on her subject of fifteen years
there isn’t too much we don’t know already.
empty ghost stores… except for one…
starring the late great d. Boone